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  • Organic Orchard, Vineyard, and Berry Crop Documentation .orms By George Kuepper, NCAT Agriculture Specialist and Lisa Cone, Waterfall Hollow Farm, Berryville, AR September 2003The Purpose and Use of These .orms In order to become certified organic,producers must demonstrate to an accred-ited certifier that their farm operation com-plies with National Organic Program regula-tions. This process is begun by completing anOrganic System Plan (OSP) – normally part ofthe application for certification. The OSP illus-trates to the certifier how the producer plans tocomply with the regulations by detailing the prac-tices, the inputs, and the monitoring proceduresthat will be used. The Organic System Plan is backedup by on-site inspection to ensure that the produceris, in fact, farming in the manner outlined in his or herOSP. It is the inspector’s responsibility to look for docu-mentation and indicators that bear out the producer’sclaim to organic status, as well as look for any violations. ©2003www.clipart.com & ©2003USDA-NRCS The forms in this package are provided as tools that orchardists and viticulturists can use for docu-menting practices, inputs, and activities that demonstrate compliance with regulations or that assist inother aspects of farm record keeping. The forms can be kept anywhere they make recording easy, such asthe tractor, packing area, or machinery shed. Please note that these are not required forms! Organic fruit and nut producers have more thanenough mandatory paperwork to keep them occupied. These forms are merely intended to give yousomething convenient and organized to record routine things that may be important to document. Useonly those forms that fit your operation and recycle the rest. Acknowledgements These documentation forms were developed by the National Cen- ter for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) with funds provided by the USDA/National Organic Program (NOP) and the USDA/CSREES Sus- tainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Program. Distri- bution is provided by NCAT’s ATTRA Project, the National Sustain- able Agriculture Information Service. The authors wish to acknowledge the contributions of those in the organic community who contrib-uted to the creation of these documents including:• Katherine Adam, NCAT, Fayetteville, AR• Janet Bachmann, NCAT, Fayetteville, AR• Harriet Behar, farmer, organic inspector, and OMRI, Gays Mills, WI• Diane Bowen, IFOAM, Milwaukee, WI• Emily Brown-Rosen, Organic Materials Review Institute, Titusville, NJ• Rex Dufour, NCAT, Davis, CA• John Foster, inspector, OMRI, and Seven Spoke Farm, McMinnville, OR• Lance Gegner, NCAT, Fayetteville, AR
  • • Gail Hardy, NCAT, Fayetteville, AR ment monitoring of insect pests, diseases, and• Keith Jones, Director of Program Development, weeds in your orchard or vineyard. Monitor- National Organic Program ing procedures are required to justify the use• Mark Keating, Agricultural Marketing Service, of most biological, botanical, and allowed syn- USDA, Washington, DC thetic pesticides.• Rose Koenig, Rosie’s Organic Farm and NOSB, I. Harvest Record – use to record your organic Gainesville, FL and buffer zone harvest information.• Nick Maravell, Nick’s Organic Farm, Potomac, J. On-Farm Cooler / Cold Storage Record for MD Organic Crops – use to record details of your• Nancy Matheson, NCAT, Helena, MT on-farm refrigerated storage in organic-only• Teresa Maurer, NCAT, Fayetteville, AR farming operations.• Miles McEvoy, Washington State Department K. On-Farm Cooler / Cold Storage Record for of Agriculture, Olympia, WA SPLIT Operations – use to record details of• Jim Riddle, Organic Independents and NOSB, your on-farm refrigerated storage of organic, Winona, MN transitional, and conventional crops.• Maria Rosmann, Rosmann Family Farms, L. Off-Farm Cooler / Cold Storage Record for Harlan, IA Organic Crops – use to monitor off-farm re-• Kelly Shea, Director of Organic Agriculture, frigerated storage of organic crops. Horizon Organic, Penrose, CO M. Storage Pest Inputs – use for recording pest• Francis Thicke, Radiance Dairy, Fairfield, IA control activities and inputs in your crop stor-• Ann Wells, NCAT, Fayetteville, AR age units. N. Equipment Cleanout Log – use to record This set of documentation forms contains the cleanout activities of farm equipment.following: O. Equipment Settings Record – use to record set-A. Orchard / Vineyard Activity Log – use to tings and adjustments for your orchard or vine- record all practices and equipment used for yard equipment, for your convenience and in- each block of perennial fruits, nuts, and ber- creased efficiency year to year. ries. P. Sales Record – use to record sales of farm pro-B. Orchard / Vineyard Inputs Log – use to record duction. all materials, cover crop seeds, etc., used for Q. Compost Production Record – use to document each block of perennial fruits, nuts, and ber- your compost production methods in order to ries. meet National Organic Program regulations.C. Orchard / Vineyard Establishment Year Log These forms may be copied and distributed – use to record all activities and inputs during freely. They may be downloaded from the ATTRA the establishment year for each block of pe- website at <http://attra.ncat.org>. Additional rennial fruits, nuts, and berries. hardcopies can also be obtained by writing ATTRAD. Planting Stock Record – use to document at P.O. Box 3657, Fayetteville, AR 72702, or by call- source, treatment, and other information on ing 1-800-346-9140. planting stock used.E. Cover Crop Seed Record – use to document By George Kuepper, NCAT Agriculture Special- source, treatment, and other information on ist and Lisa Cone, Waterfall Hollow Farm, cover crop seed used. Berryville, ARF. Organic Planting Stock and Seed Search Formatted by Gail M. Hardy Record – use to demonstrate attempts made to locate an organic source when non-organic September 2003 planting stock or seed is used.G. Fertility / Soil Monitoring Log – use to docu- The Electronic version of Organic Orchard, ment monitoring of soil fertility and soil ero- Vineyard, and Berry Documentation Forms is sion in your orchard or vineyard. Monitoring located at procedures are required to justify the use of PDF most micronutrient fertilizers. http://attra.ncat.org/attra-pub/PDF/ orchardforms.pdfH. Pest / Weed Monitoring Log – use to docu-PAGE 2 ORGANIC ORCHARD, VINEYARD, AND BERRY CROP DOCUMENTATION FORMS
  • Organic Farm Documentation Series Provided courtesy of NCATs ATTRA Project, 1-800-346-9140 Orchard /Vineyard/Berry Activity Log A record of the practices and equipment you use for each block of perennial fruits, nuts, and berries.Farm Name or Unit: Block ID: Acres: Establishment Year:DORMANT SEASON ACTIVITIES: Record of spraying, manuring, pruning, etc. Date Activity Date ActivityRE-PLANTING: Record of replacement plantings. Number of Trees / Bushes / Canes Date Crop / Variety Re-Planted Re-PlantedAdditional notes and observations:3A Orchard-Vineyard-Berry Activity Log May be copied and distributed as needed.
  • Organic Farm Documentation Series Provided courtesy of NCATs ATTRA Project, 1-800-346-9140GROWING SEASON ACTIVITIES: Record of mulching, mowing, spraying, fertilization, irrigation, etc.Describe tree/bush/cane condition as excellent, good, average, or poor.Record harvest information on a separate Harvest Record form. Date Activity / Equipment Tree / Bush / Cane ConditionPOST-HARVEST FIELD ACTIVITIES: e.g. planting of cover crops, manuring, orchard sanitation, etc. Date Activity Date ActivityAdditional notes and observations:3A Orchard-Vineyard-Berry Activity Log May be copied and distributed as needed.
  • Organic Farm Documentation Series Provided courtesy of NCATs ATTRA Project, 1-800-346-9140 Orchard /Vineyard/Berry Inputs Log A record of the materials you use for each block of perennial fruits, nuts, and berries.Farm Name or Unit: Block ID: Acres: Establishment Year:DORMANT SEASON INPUTS: Record of pest control materials, manures, cover crop seed, etc. Material Applied / Method of Date Brand or Source Purpose Rate / Amount ApplicationAdditional notes and observations:RE-PLANTING INPUTS: Record of fertilizers/soil amendments, pest control treatments, etc. Material Applied / Method of Date Brand or Source Purpose Rate / Amount ApplicationAdditional notes and observations:3B Orchard-Vineyard-Berry Inputs Log May be copied and distributed as needed.
  • Organic Farm Documentation Series Provided courtesy of NCATs ATTRA Project, 1-800-346-9140GROWING SEASON INPUTS: Record of fertilizers, pest control materials, etc. Record pest, disease, andweed monitoring results in a separate Pest Monitoring Log. Material Applied / Method of Date Brand or Source Purpose Rate / Amount ApplicationNotes and observations:HARVEST/POST-HARVEST INPUTS: Material Applied / Method of Date Brand or Source Purpose Rate/Amount Application3B Orchard-Vineyard-Berry Inputs Log May be copied and distributed as needed.
  • Organic Farm Documentation Series Provided courtesy of NCATs ATTRA Project, 1-800-346-9140 Orchard /Vineyard/Berry Establishment Year Log A record of the practices, equipment, and inputs you use for each block of perennial fruits, nuts, and berries during the establishment year.Farm Name or Unit: Block ID: Acres: Establishment Year:PLANTING: Number of Trees / Bushes / Canes Date Crop / Variety Planted PlantedACTIVITIES: Record of soil preparation, planting, pruning, etc. Date Activity Date ActivityINPUTS: Record of fertilizers/soil amendments, pest control materials, manures, cover crop seed, etc. Material Applied / Rate / Date Brand or Source Purpose Amount Method of ApplicationAdditional notes and observations:3C Orchard-Vineyard-Berry Establishment Year Log May be copied and distributed as needed.
  • Organic Farm Documentation Series Provided courtesy of NCATs ATTRA Project, 1-800-346-9140. Planting Stock Record A record of planting stock you purchased for use in organic production.Space is provided to record whether planting stock is certified organic (O), untreated non-organic (U), or produced on-farmorganic (F); to list any treatments* used; and to note non-GMO verification analysis, if available. Remember that if you use non-organic planting stock, you must document your search for the organic equivalent. Farm Name or Unit: ________________________________________________ Crop Year: _____________ Confirmation of Planting Stock Information Code Treatment* non-GMO status? Plant Type Variety Supplier Lot # (O,U,F) Type/Brand (non-organic only)* "Treatment" refers to natural and synthetic substances included on the National List ONLY.3D Planting Stock Record May be copied and distributed as required.
  • Organic Farm Documentation Forms Provided courtesy of NCATs ATTRA Project, 1-800-346-9140 Cover Crop Seed Record A record of cover crop seed you purchased for use in organic production.Space is provided to record whether seeds are certified organic (O), untreated non-organic (U), or produced on-farm organic (F); to list seed treatments* used; and to note non-GMO verification analysis, if available. Remember that if you use non- organic seeds, you must document your search for the organic equivalent. Farm Name or Unit: ________________________________________________ Crop Year: _____________ Confirmation of Seed and Planting Stock Information Code Treatment* non-GMO status? Crop Variety Supplier Lot # (O,U,F) Type/Brand (non-organic only)* "Treatment" refers to natural and synthetic substances included on the National List ONLY.3E Cover Crop Seed Record May be copied and distributed as required.
  • Organic Farm Documentation Series Provided courtesy of NCATs ATTRA Project, 1-800-346-9140. Organic Planting Stock and Seed Search Record Producers may use non-organic stock and cover crop seed only when the organic equivalent is not commercially available. Use this form to document companies and individuals you contacted in your search for organic stock and seed.Farm Name or Unit: Crop Year:Plant Type/Variety Required: Date Company Name Contact Information Outcome of InquiryPlant Type/Variety Required: Date Company Name Contact Information Outcome of InquiryPlant Type/Variety Required: Date Company Name Contact Information Outcome of InquiryPlant Type/Variety Required: Date Company Name Contact Information Outcome of InquiryPlant Type/Variety Required: Date Company Name Contact Information Outcome of Inquiry3F Planting Stock & Seed Search May be copied and distributed as needed.
  • Organic Farm Documentation Series Provided courtesy of NCATs ATTRA Project, 1-800-346-9140. Fertility / Soil Monitoring Log Farm Name or Unit: Field ID: Acres: Crop: Year: Date of most recent soil test: When compared with previous soil tests, are your nutrient levels (circle): P (phosphorus) decreasing stable increasing excessive not tested K (potassium) decreasing stable increasing excessive not tested Ca (calcium) decreasing stable increasing excessive not tested Mg (magnesium) decreasing stable increasing excessive not tested S (sulfur) decreasing stable increasing excessive not tested Na (sodium) decreasing stable increasing excessive not tested B (boron) decreasing stable increasing excessive not tested Cu (copper) decreasing stable increasing excessive not tested Mo (molybdenum) decreasing stable increasing excessive not tested Zn (zinc) decreasing stable increasing excessive not tested Mn (manganese) decreasing stable increasing excessive not tested Fe (iron) decreasing stable increasing excessive not tested Organic matter / ----- Humus levels decreasing stable increasing not tested within or approaching out of or moving away pH is: desired range from desired range Crop Monitoring: Are there visible signs of nutrient stress? No Yes Erosion Monitoring: Is there evidence of wind and/or water erosion? No Yes Additional Notes on Soil and Crop Monitoring:3G Orchard-Vineyard-Berry Soils Monitoring Log May be copied and distributed as needed.
  • Organic Farm Documentation Series Provided courtesy of NCATs ATTRA Project, 1-800-346-9140. Pest / Weed Monitoring Log Farm Name or Unit: Block ID: Acres: Crop: Year: Pest Monitoring: List date, type of insect or pest, and assessment of crop damage you observed. Damage Insect/Pest Assessment Date (note monitoring method Type of crop damage (Low, Medium, if desired) High) Disease Monitoring: List date, type or description of disease, and assessment of damage. Damage Assessment Date Disease Type of crop damage (Low, Medium, High) Weed Monitoring: List date, name/description of problem weed, and assessment of weed pressure. Weed Pressure Date Weed (Low, Medium, High)3H Orchard-Vineyard-Berry Pest Monitoring Log May be copied and distributed as needed.
  • Organic Farm Documentation Series Provided courtesy of NCATs ATTRA Project, 1-800-346-9140. Harvest Record for Organic Operations A record of your organic crops harvest for the entire year. Farm Name or Unit: _________________________________________________ Crop Year: ___________ Harvest Block Quantity / Where Stored Organic Crop Date I.D. Quality or Sold3I Harvest Record May be copied and distributed as needed.
  • Organic Farm Documentation Series Provided courtesy of NCATs ATTRA Project, 1-800-346-9140. Buffer Zone Harvest Record for Organic Operations A record of your buffer crops harvest for the entire year. Farm Name or Unit: _________________________________________________ Crop Year: ___________ Harvest Block Quantity / Where Buffer Crop Date I.D. Quality Stored/Sold/Used3I Harvest Record May be copied and distributed as needed.
  • Organic Farm Documentation Series Provided courtesy of NCATs ATTRA Project, 1-800-346-9140. ON -Farm Cooler / Cold Storage Record for Organic Crops A record of your on-farm cold storage of organic and buffer zone crops.Farm Name or Unit:Cold Storage Unit: Capacity: Crop Year: Quantity Block Organic / Lot # Quantity Cleanout Cleanout Date Crop In I.D. Buffer Assigned Out Date By** Person who conducts the cleanout should sign or initial.3J On-Farm Org. Cooler Storage May be copied and distributed as needed.
  • Organic Farm Documentation Series Provided courtesy of NCATs ATTRA Project, 1-800-346-9140. ON -Farm Cooler / Cold Storage Record for SPLIT Operations A record of your on-farm cold storage of Organic, Transitional, and Conventional crops in common areas.Farm Name or Unit:Cold Storage Unit: Capacity: Crop Year: Organic / Quantity Block Lot # Quantity Cleanout Cleanout Date Crop Trans. / In I.D. Assigned Out Date By* Conv.* Person who conducts the cleanout should sign or initial.3K On-Farm Split Cooler Storage May be copied and distributed as needed.
  • Organic Farm Documentation Series Provided courtesy of NCATs ATTRA Project, 1-800-346-9140. OFF -Farm Cooler / Cold Storage Record for Organic Crops A record of your off-farm cold storage of organic crops.Farm Name or Unit:Storage FacilityName: Location: Certified Organic?Cold Storage Unit: Capacity: Crop Year: Quantity Block Lot # Quantity Cleanout Cleanout Date Crop In I.D. Assigned Out Date By** Person who conducts the cleanout should sign or initial.3L Off-farm Org. Cooler Storage May be copied and distributed as needed.
  • Organic Farm Documentation Series Provided courtesy of NCATs ATTRA Project, 1-800-346-9140. Pest Control Activities and Inputs for Organic Crop Storage A record of the actions and materials you use to prevent/control pests in stored organic crops.Farm Name or Unit: Crop Year:Storage Unit I.D.: Location (if off-farm): Date Pest Control Activity / Input By Whom** Person who conducts the pest control should sign or initial.3M Storage Pest Inputs May be copied and distributed as needed.
  • Organic Farm Documentation Series Provided courtesy of NCATs ATTRA Project, 1-800-346-9140. Equipment Cleanout Log This sheet should be kept on or near the equipment.Machine or Piece of Equipment: Crop Year: Cleanout Performed Condition of EquipmentCleanout Date By as per Protocols*? note any repairs or maintenance needed Y/N* "Protocols" are the routine, step-by-step procedures established to make certain that equipment is properly and completely cleanedeach and every time cleaning is required.3N Equipment Cleanout Log May be copied and distributed as needed.
  • Organic Farm Documentation Series Provided courtesy of NCATs ATTRA Project, 1-800-346-9140. Equipment Settings and Adjustments for Orchard /Vineyard/Berry Operations Farm Name or Unit: Crop Year: Machine or Crop Settings Notes Piece of Equipment3O Equipment Settings May be copied and distributed as needed.
  • Organic Farm Documentation Series Provided courtesy of NCATs ATTRA Project, 1-800-346-9140. Sales RecordFarm Name or Unit: Crop Year: Sold as Balance Date Crop Storage Lot Organic Quantity Price per Total of Crop Buyer of Sale Sold Unit I.D. # or Sold Unit Price Remain- Conv. ing3P Sales Record May be copied and distributed as needed.
  • Organic Farm Documentation Series Provided courtesy of NCATs ATTRA Project, 1-800-346-9140. Compost Production Record A record of on-farm compost production practices. Farm Name or Unit: Production Year: Compost Pile, Windrow, or Unit I.D.: Date Started: Compost Production Method Used: Feedstocks Used (including inoculants): Estimated C/N Ratio: Dates Temperature Turned?3Q Compost Production Record May be copied and distributed as needed.